Alphabet Project: Letter D

Alphabet Project: Letter D

It feels like it's been a long time in between these posts, but that is somewhat fitting because of how long it took me to write this entry in the Alphabet Project. Who would have thought he letter 'd' would give me so much trouble? There are some great 'd' words out there (you know what I'm talking about) ... (drinking! jeez get your minds out of the gutter people) also there were some great subjects in the topic book for 'd' like dragons, detectives, drunk driving, druids. You know all that fun stuff. But of the few rules to the Project, the one that I can proudly say I haven't broken is that the first random selection chosen, is what I write about. 

Unfortunately, when the given subject is as uninteresting as my 'd' pick, I had to break a few of the other Project rules. After two abysmal attempts, I ended up taking longer than a week to complete this story, and I needed to incorporate super natural elements. This is far from my best work, but it's equally far from the abortions that came before. 

Below is a snippet from "Daylight Savings Time". My lack of faith in this letter shows in my writing, but that means from here on out, things are looking up.

Many people see Daylight Saving Time as nothing more than a nuisance, requiring you to change your clocks twice a year. Few people know of the many stories that revolve around this significant time change. However, the people of Tampa Bay, Florida will always remember the “Daylight Death Dealer,” a serial killer who killed two people a year, one on the spring occurrence of DST, and another on the fall occurrence for six years. He or she was never captured, however, during the seventh year of DST when the people of Tampa Bay were waiting for the grim affair, nothing happened. His methods of electrocution, and fatal car accidents were attributed to a pro and con of DST, unfortunately his reasons remain a mystery to this day.

Another instance was the Savior Son, a child destined to be born on the 25 hour day, and bring forth an enlightened age of men if he wasn’t sacrificed on the 23 hour day, by those who feared his potential. His name is whispered in underground religious circles, and preordained to return on another 25 hour day, his protectors will be ready next time.

But not all instances need be so morbid or grandiose as the first two. There was also a pair of lovers, Cory and Leslie Bell, whose love was so intertwined with this time of year, they may never have gotten married if it weren’t for Daylight Saving Time. I know that sparked you’re curiosity. Leslie, a beautiful young woman, fell in love with Cory, a luckless dope, who had died on the first Sunday of DST. They spent the following eight months together falling more in love everyday. Unfortunately on the last day of DST in October, the curse of their love was realized, the man who died that fateful hour in March, returned to the dead. Then again in the following March, on the anniversary of his death, Cory came home to her, who never gave up hope on him. And so the curse went, during DST he was as corporal as you, but in October he once again walked the Earth as an apparition waiting to touch his love again. They lived this way for many years, and even had several kids during their marriage until Leslie passed away of natural causes. What happened to him his kids never knew, but after their mother died he never returned.

But alas, this isn’t a tale of an enduring love that was so strong it defied death itself, but another man whose life and death revolved around Daylight Saving Time. Charles Beck can’t explain it but ever since his father passed away he felt different inside, and not in the way as when his mother died, or in any way he thinks is normal. For most of last year he felt weaker, if only slightly, but weaker. Also, which he’s scared to say aloud, he feels older, and again not in the normal sense an otherwise healthy 35 year old would. Then, inexplicably one day he woke up feeling great, almost youthful. His wife, who hadn’t noticed his ‘weaker’ or ‘older’ state, had noticed her husband reinvigorated and rejuvenated. Every night that week they had better sex then either of them ever had, and it seemed to just get better.

But as sure as DST ends, it begins again and this year Charles had noticed his decline in health, which was greater than last year, seemed to be correlated more to Daylight Saving Time, than the passing of his father. All doctors he saw said that this was just a coping mechanism his mind was using for dealing with the passing of his father. Even Charles’ private physician, who had noticed a change in Charles, agreed with the other doctors, saying that this change was his mind’s way of forcing him to deal with these pent up feelings that he was hiding or ignoring.

Always having been a man of faith Charles turned to the church, which unfortunately, even devastatingly, had no answers that appeased Charles. Seeing no solution or at least an answer to what ales him, Charles was at the end of his rope. Then one Sunday morning in October he woke up feeling like a new man. Newly formed wrinkles vanished from his face, he had an extra hop in his step, and again he connected this change to DST. Unfortunately, this joyous realization was accompanied with the realization that come March chances were he would revert to his weaker state.

And sure enough when Daylight Saving Time began again he seemed to age almost five years, in actuality it was six, but Charles wouldn’t figure the pattern out until later, until it was too late. His wife, who had the patience that only few females possessed, stayed by his side through it all. On his 38th birthday, although at his point in June he looked to be in his 50’s, Teresa took him to a fortune teller, unrealistically thinking this may be able to help her Chuck, with whatever was cursing him. But as much as Charles and Teresa doubted it, MadaM ZadaZ noticed something was wrong with him the moment he sat down at her table. “I see you are stressed, you were right in seeking my assistance.

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